Tuesday, June 29, 2010

New Catalogue Release Workshop

You are invited to celebrate the release of Stampin’ Up!’s new Idea Book and Catalogue. Peruse the catalogue, take a glimpse at the new colour collections and have a chance to win some nifty prizes. Please send me an email to RSVP by July 8th.


DATE: July 11, 2010
TIME: 2pm
PLACE: 115 Islandview Dr, Amherstview
PHONE: (613)384-1952

~Amanda
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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Sneak Peek! Finally!!

So I finally have some cards to share with you using product available in the upcoming 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogue, available on July 1, 2010. Would you like your own copy of the new catalogue? Please contact me for details on how you can receive your own copy.

Both cards feature the new Greenhouse Gala designer series paper, love the colours in this one! And the layout used is based on a Thank You card I made back in January 2009.

Supplies
Stamps: Friends Never Fade
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Peach Parfait, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Greenhouse Gala designer series paper
Accessories: Peach Parfait, Pear Pizazz, Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso stampin' write markers, stampin dimensionals, Big Shot and Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder

Supplies
Stamps: Friends Never Fade
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Pear Pizazz, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Greenhouse Gala designer series paper
Accessories: Real Red, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizazz, Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso stampin' write markers, stampin dimensionals, Big Shot and Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder

~Amanda
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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Watercolour Trio

The bride, groom and bridesmaid specialty paper is retiring at the end of June. For the card above a piece of Bride striped paper was brayered with Chocolate Chip classic ink and then wiped clean to get the foil stripes to show. I'm really going to miss this paper!

Supplies
Stamps: Watercolour Trio
Ink: Blush Blossom, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Blush Blossom, Chocolate Chip, Bride Specialty paper
Accessories: Button Latte designer button, Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, linen thread, corner rounder, brayer, Blush Blossom and Chocolate Chip stampin' write markers

~Amanda
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Birthday for me!

Wanted to share a few cards I received for my birthday last week. The first card is very special to me because it is the first card my husband has ever made for me!!!!!! I am so proud of him. Not bad for his first card ever, without instructions too! It was a complete surprise waiting on the kitchen table for me when I arrived home from work.


The second card is from my secret sister from Australia. Love the glitter! Lots of fun to receive good snail mail!


~Amanda
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Friday, June 11, 2010

More Scrapbooking!


When I scrapbook I try to get as many 4x6 photos onto one or two pages as I can. I am a firm believer in letting the photos speak for themselves (maybe that is why I forget to journal!). For this trip I wanted to show where in Saskatchewan, Canada we were and also what the campground looked like. I used an official road map that came with all the travel info from the prairie province and scanned it to my computer. Then slightly modified it and printed it onto Very Vanilla card stock. The same was done with the campground map. I am still thinking about adding a brad to our campsite number and also onto the Provincial map so that others can tell where we were.


Supplies
Stamps: Pattern Pines (retired)
Ink: Handsome Hunter, Old Olive
Paper: Crumb Cake (or Kraft), Handsome Hunter, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, sticky strip, Big Shot with Timeless Type Alphabet

~Amanda
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Thursday, June 10, 2010

New Look!

How cool is this? Been debating for a long while what to do with this blog to make it look better. If I had My Digital Studio I might have created my own blog background, but tonight as I made my way to the Blogger Dashboard there is a new tool to modify the template! Oh the choices! So if you see a few changes and weird things going on the next while, just know that I am having fun with a new tool! And let me know what you think.

My plan tonight had been to create a project with new sneak peek items from the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogue but stupid me, I left the UPS box under my desk at work! The horror!! And since my husband is at work there is no vehicle here for me to go rescue it! I just about cried, all that beautiful paper and ink just waiting to be used! Sigh, tomorrow...

~Amanda
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Monday, June 07, 2010

Going all BLUE!

Can across this card on Stampin' Pretty and it was a perfect fit for last months card class! I so love to case (copy and share everything). We used a variety of stamp sets to create our images and the Big Shot of course. I love pulling it out for card classes! It is so much fun to see other people use it.

Supplies
Stamps: Circle Circus, Flight of the Butterfly, Short and Sweet, Pocket Shilouettes
Ink: Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue
Paper: Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Square Lattice Die, Beautiful Butterflies Embosslit die, Big Shot, 1-1/4" square punch

~Amanda
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Thursday, June 03, 2010

Using the Baby Wipe Technique.

The baby wipe technique is really cool! Place a folded baby wipe onto a plastic plate. Then add a few drops of reinker in different colours onto the baby wipe and make sure to get the colours to touch so that when you use it as a ink pad it will ink up the whole image. You should clean the stamp each time so that they colours won't mix and make a muddy colour.

Supplies
Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Sanded Background
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Reinkers: Cameo Coral, Rose Red, Close to Cocoa
Paper: Cameo Coral, Rose Red, Close to Cocoa, Whisper Whites
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, baby wipe

~Amanda
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That time of year again!

Stampin' Up! has released the Last Chance Stamps, Accessories and Definitely Decorative lists. Now is your chance to get them before they all disappear!

Availability: Retiring stamps will be available to order until June 30 but Retiring Accessories are only available while supplies last and some items are sold out already. Check out my online store (remember to hit the SHOP NOW button) to get accurate and up-to date availability for the retiring accessories.

You can find links to each list on the left side of my blog or click a link below:

Last Chance Stamp List

Last Chance Accessories List (items with and asterisk * beside them are being reconfigured in the new catalogue) Make sure to double check my online store for updates too!

Last Chance Definitely Decorative List

~Amanda
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